Things I noticed this week: The slope down to the waterline felt longer, more gradual, more consistent & noticeable. There were fewer flat berms and falloffs. There was little sorting or piling of new cusps & mounds. And little new wrack come in. But at very back of last high-tide line (20-30 feet up from what had been the end of the live-algae zone), I found an area of smushed & sand-tossed loose wrack. Lots of vinyl & plastic churned up through this loose wrack.
So what did I find?
|528 pcs of nonrope debris|
- Bldg material/furniture: 0
- Foam/styrofoam: 0
- Fishing rope/net: 0
- Fishing misc.: 481 (456 vinyl lobster trap coating bits, 9 trap parts, 2 bumpers, big ball of fishing line, 13 claw bands)
- Food-related plastics: 11 (bottom of drink bottle, 4 bottlecap o-rings, 5 cup scraps, container)
- Food-related glass/metal: 1 (tiny aluminum can scrap)
- Nonfood/unknown plastics: 9 ("silk" flower, 6 cable ties, o-ring, anchor)
- Scrap plastics: 25 (4 > 1" , 21 < 1" )
- Paper/wood: 0
- Non-plastic misc./unique: 1 (sea glass)
The tides go on.
Running YTD counts:
- Total pcs of litter -- 9848
- Pcs fishing rope -- 1862
- Vinyl lobster-trap scraps -- 6123